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  ...Happy New Year to All - Time to Renew Your 2018 SAAGH Membership...

The Shell Alumni Association of Greater Houston (SAAGH) is a non-profit organization that promotes fellowship and volunteerism among Shell pensioners and maintains a connection between Shell and its pensioners. SAAGH’s mission is to be a vibrant, attractive and relevant organization for Shell pensioners by providing events, activities and services that appeal to a wide range of interests, and keep people connected to each other while having fun doing it.
 


Houston Open Discount Tickets - Respond by March 1

Even though Shell’s sponsorship of this event ended after a run of 26 Years, the PGA Tour’s Houston Open remains intact with an anticipated field of many of the best golfers in the world participating. This year the Tournament will held March 20 - April 1, 2018, one week before the Masters and scheduled to attract those golfers who have qualified for the Masters and wish to sharpen their games on a course that is set up to simulate conditions at Augusta.

Once again, your Alumni Club is offering single day tickets for this exciting event members at a reduced price of $25 each and GOOD ANY DAY. These good-any-day tickets include entrance to the air-conditioned Champions Pavilion equipped with big screen TV’s and located on the 18th fairway. Parking passes are also available for on-site parking at the event. For more details and on-line registration/purchase, CLICK HERE. For mail-in form and flyer, CLICK HERE. Note that the deadline for purchase of these tickets is March 1.

Many thanks to Bob Awe for again making the purchase of these discounted tickets for this event available to SAAGH members.
 

Rescheduled: Spec's Bordeaux Wine Tasting - Tuesday, March 6
 

We are joining a spectacular tasting arranged by Spec's at which the original plan was to have French chateau owners, directors and/or wine makers presenting over 60 mostly Cru Classe' wines, all from the fine 2015 vintage. The wines are here and will be served. Due to the rescheduling, some of the Bordelaise will not be able to make it, but there will be someone informed pouring each wine.This is our sixth year to join this popular event. This tasting is an amazing value and special opportunity to enjoy these well-known and highly regarded wines.
 

The tasting will be in the elegant Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel on Tuesday, March 6 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $85 per person (Spec's is charging $100). For more information and on-line Reservation/Payment: CLICK HERE.
 

Historical Galveston Bus Tour - Saturday, March 10 - Sold Out

Join us to explore the history and attractions of our neighboring Galveston island, founded in 1836 and at one-time Texas’ largest city and prime commercial center. Our tour will start at the Pier 21/Strand area, where we each will choose from visits to the Texas Seaport Museum and Tall Ship Elissa, the Ocean Star drilling rig, story of the Great Storm of 1900, or a walking/shopping tour of the historical Strand district. We will meet for lunch at the Fisherman’s Wharf and then board the Historical Foundation’s Seagull II for a tour of the harbor and learn about the history and lore of the local waters. Next at Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center, we will have guided tours of the USS Cavalla, a World War II submarine that sank a Japanese aircraft carrier involved in the Pearl Harbor attacks, and the USS Stewart, the only Edsall-class destroyer escort preserved in the United States. For more information and on-line reservation/payment CLICK HERE.
 

Sonoma County Wine Tour - June 11-15, 2018

Sonoma County and its wineries are alive and open for business after the devastating fires this last fall. The best way we can help out the community is to visit: go to the wineries, eat in their restaurants, etc. So that’s what a small group of Shell retirees will be doing this June. We will be staying at a B & B in Healdsburg, CA in the heart of the Russian River Valley and home to many of California’s finest Pinot Noirs. This trip, limited to 12 people, will be hosted by Bob Weiner. Our trip will feature 3 full days of wine tastings, winery and vineyard tours. We will be visiting approximately 3+ wineries each day. For more information and mail-in registration form CLICK HERE.
 

2018 SAAGH Membership Drive Underway

All Shell retirees are eligible to join the Shell Alumni Association of Greater Houston (SAAGH). The annual dues are $10.00.  Membership is required to attend SAAGH events. Please submit your dues early to assure you receive SAAGH newsletters and notifications of events. Membership covers you and your spouse or one guest at SAAGH events. If you haven't already signed up or renewed for 2018, you can do so online: CLICK HERE
 

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts - Volunteer Support Opportunities

With 10's of thousands of homes in the Houston area impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the recovery effort is expected to take many months. A number of organizations and activities are dedicated to helping effected residents to get back on their feet and need volunteer support. Shell has provided SAAGH with a listing of the organizations that employees are encouraged to support. For details and registration information on these efforts CLICK HERE.
 

Shell AlumniNews

The quarterly Shell AlumniNews is now being delivered to U.S. pensioners in a new electronic format and will no longer be offered as a printed and mailed publication. If you haven't already, you can sign up and receive an email when the latest version of AlumniNews is posted online each quarter. To sign up and view the Spring 2017 issue as well as past copies of the Shell AlumniNews: CLICK HERE.


RECENT PAST EVENTS
 

An Evening at Stages Theatre -  February 14

40 SAAGH Members and their guests enjoyed opening night of the one woman play, Ann, at Stages Theatre. We had a special meet & mingle with the star, Sara Edmondson, who vividly portrayed Ann Richards, while enjoying wine, appetizers and dessert. Many thanks to SAAGH board members Brenda Schroeder and Bill Chalmers for arranging this fun Valentine’s event.
 


Seminar "Downsizing Made Easy" -  January 24

Sixty Shell Alumni attended the first SAAGH event of 2018 held at the Jungman Neighborhood Library. It was a very informative session on 5 easy steps to a downsizing move. We learned the 5-steps for a successful move are 1) create a plan that fits your lifestyle, 2) communicate with your family and friends, 3) surround yourself with highly qualified professionals, 4) dealing with a house full of possessions, and 5) celebrate your new lifestyle. Attendees had many questions that Liz McNeel, a certified senior housing professional, was glad to answer. If you missed this session and would like to find out how to make a downsizing move easier, Liz will be presenting this topic and other related topics to the public as part of her Houston Senior Living Series. You can contact her for more information and the schedule at lizmcneel@kw.com or (713)826-2731. You will not be solicited for any sales or services by contacting Liz.
 

Spec's Bordeaux Wine Tasting - January 16

Event was cancelled due to weather conditions. May be rescheduled later in the year.
 

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Last Updated 2/10/2018